Could an Emoji Save Your Life?

Mary Halton, a science reporter for BBC News along with a social scientist with the United States Geological Survey examine the importance of social media and emoji to predict earthquakes. Dr Sara McBride explains, "Tweets can be geotagged...we can often then detect the earthquake using social media faster than we through seismic waves traveling through the Earth." 

An interesting concept to think about, Emoji saving lives? It goes to show Emoji serve a bigger purpose in our day to day lives than we currently think.